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Oct 15, 2019 12:53 AM
Dragon Age Ari lands in vampireworld
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Zanna strolls into the kitchen a little less than an hour later, pours herself a bowl of cereal without milk and starts eating.

"You're in a good mood," says her mother, who has been in the kitchen for some time without noticing the boys hiding in her bushes. "Usually I have to drag you out of bed kicking and screaming."

"Had a nice dream."

"Oh, what was it about?" asks her mother.

"I was a ballerina," Zanna says evasively.

"So you like the dance classes? I'm so glad."

Zanna rolls her eyes. "It was just a dream, don't read into it."

"Now that's my daughter," her father says jovially. "I was worried somebody's replaced you and I'd never get my grumpy little girl back."

"Oh, hush," her mother says fondly.

Zanna rolls her eyes again and turns to the project of eating her cereal.

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"She see you in her dream?" Danny asks Ari.

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"Yeah. Said she'd remember, but I thought she might have been bluffing. I guess she wasn't."

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Zanna finishes her cereal in record time, slings her backpack over her shoulder, and heads out the door.

Once she's on the porch, she looks around. Her eyes light on the bush the boys are hiding in, and she raises her eyebrows. "You're not gonna be able to observe me very well if that's your hiding spot," she comments, hunkering down.

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Danny blushes and waves. "Ah, hi!"

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"Hi," she says. "I'm Zanna, what's your name?"

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"Danny. I'm a vampire, but you probably knew that."

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"Yeah, I figured. Do you want to come to school with me? I can probably pass you off as my cousins visiting from another town, if you wear clothes. And then you can observe me in my natural habitat."

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"Sure."

Danny spots a couple of appropriately sized children across the street. A quick burst of vampiric speed, and they're both dazed and naked in a bush.

Danny throws a pair of trousers and a t-shirt at Ari.

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"...I was gonna get you some of mine, but your way definitely seems like more fun."

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Ari vests himself appropriately.

"These are itchy," he whines.

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"Don't be a baby," Zanna advises.

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"It's just for..." Danny looks at Zanna. "How long is school?"

A small voice says, About six hours.

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"Shit, I thought you guys did it for like, an hour max. Being human suuucks."

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"It does," she says. "But we don't have to go for the whole time if you decide to turn me into a vampire sooner than that. We can just vanish in the middle of the school day! They'd probably call the cops! It'd be hilarious."

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“We’ll see how you shape up!”

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She curtseys mid-stride. "I'll try not to disappoint."

They approach the school. As they do, a girl Zanna's age catches up to them and says breathlessly, "Zanna! Did you hear- who are you?" she asks the boys.

"Danny and Ari," Zanna says authoritatively. "They're my cousins from- California. What haven't I heard, Harper?"

"Logan and Aiden got caught streaking! They said their clothes just disappeared, but that's stupid, clothes don't just disappear, that's the kind of thing you say when you're too embarrassed to say the actual reason you did something. Anyway, Mom grounded the heck out of them."

Zanna breaks out laughing. "Oh no!"

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"Can't blame them," says Danny. "It's a nice day."

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Harper laughs. "I guess so! Anyway, I'm gonna tell Emma - bye Zanna bye Danny bye Ari-" She runs off.

"Bye Harper," Zanna calls after her. "That's Harper; we're not actually friends, if you were worried. She just tells everybody everything."

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"Yeah, she can be handy if you want a rumor spread, but she'll tell everybody who told it to her, too, so you've gotta be careful."

There's an adult approaching them. "Zanna, who are these boys?" she asks.

"They're my cousins visiting from California," Zanna says smoothly. "Aunt Flora wanted them to come to school with me so they wouldn't be alone in the house during the day."

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Ari bows. That seems safe.

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"Hello," the teacher says distractedly to the boys, then turns back to Zanna. "Your parents really should have called us about this, Suzanna."

"They must have forgotten," Zanna says.

"It's just that if we don't know who's going to be on school grounds, it reduces security, and..."

Zanna gives the teacher a dubious look. "They're eight years old. They're supposed to be in school anyway."

The teacher sighs. "I guess you're right. I'll just mark them down in the guestbook. What are their names?"

"Danny and Ari."

"And their last names?"

Zanna freezes. "Um... they're my second cousins, so I don't actually know?" She turns to Danny. "What is your last name?"

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“Lennox?”

The question mark seeps in.

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